Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of
9 TO 5
Directed by: Molly Lajoie
Music-directed by: Bonnie Romney
Choreographed by: Molly Lajoie
Music and Lyrics by: Dolly Parton
Book by: Patricia Resnick
9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through. (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, January 21)
– Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.
OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.
Violet – The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.
Doralee – A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
Judy – The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.
Franklin Hart – One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
Roz Keith – The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.
Joe – A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
Dwayne – Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
Josh – Violet’s awkward teenage son.
Missy – Franklin Hart’s wife, clueless to her husband’s true nature.
Maria – A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
Dick – Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.
Kathy – A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip.
Margaret – A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to drink.
Tinsworthy – Franklin Hart’s boss and Chariman of the Board. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he
Ensemble – Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.